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Schedule for 2021 – For specifics, please check our calendar


Nov 5th – 7th, 2021: Join us to celebrate our 20th YEARLY CONFERENCE!

Location: National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL.

Our theme this year is Inflammation – The Boogieman of Recovery and Rehabilitation.

Speakers include:

  • Leilani Alvarez, DVM, MS, DACVSMR, CVA, CCRT DACVSMR, MRCVS (Integrative & Rehabilitative Medicine Dept. Chair, Animal Medical Center, NY; and international speaker).
  • Philippe Benoit, DVM, DACVSMR (Director of the Sport Horse Research Foundation, private practitioner, and international speaker)
  • Gregory Cramer, DC, Ph.D., Dean of Research, National Univ. of Health Sciences
  • Tara Hembrooke, Ph. D. (Researcher and Nutritionist, Platinum Performance)
  • Amber Ihrke, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVSMT (Owner of VSMR, Homer Glen, IL)
  • Laurie McCauley, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA (Director Pet Vitality, and private practitioner)
  • Carolina Medina, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA (Director of Veterinary Sports Medicine Dept., Coral Springs, FL)
  • Stephanie Thomovsky, DVM, MS, DACVIM-Neurology (Clinical Associate Professor, Veterinary Neurology, Purdue Univ. School of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Cooper Williams, VMD, DACVSMR, ISELP Cert. (Director of Equine Sports Medicine of Maryland, and faculty at ISELP)
  • Pedro Luis Rivera, DVM, FACFN, DACVSMR, FCoAC., (Program Director and co-Ownerofo of the Healing Oasis Wellness Center, and international speaker).

2021 Conference registration: 2021_ConferenceApplicationForm

List of speakers, lecture titles with a synopsis: 2021 Conference Speakers with Synopsis

2021 Conference schedule: 2021_Conference Schedule

VSMT / VMRT Post-Graduate Application Forms – For Auditing

  • Requesting To Audit Form – VSMT Post-Graduate Certification Program (Modules I, II, III, and IV only)
  • Requesting to Audit Form – VMRT Post-Graduate Certification Program (Modules I, II or III only) Form
  • Advanced VSMT with Clinical Applications in Neurology Form









To all applicants: The Healing Oasis Wellness Center makes every attempt to offer the programs as announced. However, the HOWC reserves the right to adjust program faculty, location, dates, times and tuition to accommodate unanticipated occurrences. The HOWC is not responsible for any cost/expenses incurred by registrants due to program adjustments or cancellations